2019 Thanks

Our main sponsor is the REAL FOOD CAFE. Sarah Heward of the RFC has been amazingly supportive. RFC donated bananas, mars bars, flapjacks, meal vouchers and travel mugs as race prizes.

Thanks to Ewen’s room for providing the amazing baking and serving food and drinks all afternoon.

Thanks to Jill Gosney of the Ardsheallach for donating all the soup and rolls to the race.

Thank you too to local photographer Michael Macgregor for donating his stunning calendars.

Thanks to Ardnamurchan Distillery for donating whisky and the tour of the distillery.

Thanks to the Strontian hall, Acharacle Community Company, and the Shielbridge hall for lending us tables and chairs.

Thanks to Angela Mudge again for all your advice on adverse weather conditions to help with my risk assessment.

Thanks to John Beattie from Active Schools Arnamurchan for promoting the fun run in the local schools. Thanks too to Rosie and Malcolm who work so hard for Ewen’s room and for their continued support of the race. We are honoured to be raising funds for these two groups.

Special thanks to Peter Sinclair and Joke Sinclair for use of their land and all their help setting up the event.

Thanks to Rory Sinclair and Karin Schuler for helping organising the race and for the use of the campsite as a venue. They also played music after the meal. Thanks to Izzy Buchan, Paul and Ali who played with them.

Thanks to Claire Houston-Perrie and sous chef Tara Carmichael, for making an amazing dinner, enjoyed heartily by all.

Thanks to Kerrie for starting the race with the traditional french horn.

Thanks to our very very special team of volunteers for all their efforts. See below:

The venue set up team and all round superstars: Iain and Lisa Houston; Barry Hodgson and Sue White; David and Linda Eynon; the Sinclairs; Nigel; and the campsite wardens.

The course markers: Iain Houston and Alan Matthews.

The hill marshals: Angus and Iain Mackay – summit; Argo – Tom and Jim Jackson; Midway plateau – Craig Burton and Bill Perrie; Top of woods – Barry and Sue; into woods – Peter Sinclair and Iain Houston; style – Chris Houston; Fun run course – Alison Burrells and back marker Joke Sinclair. This year the hill marshals were the heroes who made the race possible.

Race HQ: Lisa (the juggernaut) Houston, The Eynons, Daniel Bradford, Karin and Rory, Ann Jackson, Illanora Sharp, Ewen’s Room volunteer, and the campsite wardens.

First aider: Tjarda Midwood.

The snappers: Chris Houston, Linda Eynon and Jeff Forrester.

Last but not least thanks to all the runners for coming and supporting our event. It’s a joy to see you brave the elements and the bog. You have helped us raise money for two fantastic causes and had a lot of fun doing it!

Thanks on behalf of the Resipol team,

David Houston

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2018 Thanks

Our main sponsor is the REAL FOOD CAFE. Sarah Heward of the RFC has been amazingly supportive. She donated bananas, water, goody bags, flapjacks, meal vouchers and travel mugs as race prizes and 4 years worth of race numbers.

Thank you too to local photographer Michael Macgregor for donating his stunning calendars.

Thanks to Ardnamurchan Distillery for donating whisky as course record/spot prizes.

Thanks to Iain Houston for making and donating ale to the race.

Thanks to Jill Gosney of the Ardsheallach for donating the soup to the race.

Thanks to the Kinlochmoidart Show for lending us their fantastic marquee and to Donald and Nino for lending us the flooring which made a big difference.

Thanks to the Strontian hall, Acharacle Community Company, and the Shielbridge hall for lending us tables and chairs.

A massive shout out to the Shettleston Squad who donated baking and sandwiches and for managing registration and T shirt stall and for taking down the marquee.

Thanks to Angela Mudge and the SHR team for your help and guidance and for letting us host the championship and do.

Thanks to Fiona Beattie from Active Schools Arnamurchan for promoting the fun run in the local schools. Thanks too to Rosie and Malcolm who work so hard for Ewen’s room and for their continued support of the race. We are honoured to be raising funds for these two groups.

Special thanks to Peter Sinclair and Joke Sinclair for use of their land and all their help setting up the event.

Thanks to Rory Sinclair and Karin Schuler for helping organising the race and for the use of the campsite as a venue. They also played music after the meal. Thanks to Izzy Buchan who played with them.

Thanks to Sue Jackson for managing the fun run.

Thanks to Andrew Sinclair of Resipole Studios for artwork and graphics.

Thanks to Claire Houston-Perrie for making an amazing dinner, enjoyed heartily by all.

Thanks to Acharacle bakery for their donation.

Thanks to Mary Lamont for her baking donation.

Thanks to Hugh from Ewen’s Room for being there with the stall.

Thanks to Kerrie for starting the race with the traditional french horn.

Thanks to our very very special team of volunteers for all their efforts. See below:

The venue set up team and all round superstars: Iain and Lisa Houston; Barry Hodgson and Sue White; David and Linda Eynon; the Sinclairs; Nigel; campsite wardens – Stuart Brettell and Bil Bevis.

The course markers: Iain Houston, Peter Sinclair, Barry Hodgson and Sue White.

The hill marshals: Angus and Iain Mackay’s – summit; Bealach – Anne and Jim Jackson; Midway plateau – Craig Burton and David Jaberoo; Top of woods – Barry, Sue and Iain H; into woods – Fiona Sinclair and Ilanora Sharp; style – Ann Burton and Gordon Allan; Fun run course – Joke and Peter Sinclair.

Race HQ: Lisa (the juggernaut) Houston, The Eynons, Daniel Bradford, Elizabeth Briant, Karin and Rory, Maureen Maybank, Tom Jackson, the campsite wardens.

First aider: Tjarda Midwood.

All the snappers: Gordon Allan, Illanora Sharp, Angus MacKay, Iain Houston, Linda Eynon and Jeff Forrester.

Cristina and Alex for helping to tidy up on Sunday.

Last but not least thanks to all the runners for coming and supporting our event. It’s a joy to see so many brave the bog and rock of the hill. You have helped us raise a lot of money for two fantastic causes and had a lot of fun doing it!

Thanks on behalf of the Resipol team,

David Houston

2017 Race Report

The 3rd edition of the Beinn Resipol hill race and 2nd edition of the fun run was held on Saturday the 16th of September 2017. There were 54 hill runners and 31 fun runners.

The hill route was very boggy and tough after the wet summer we’ve had. An early lead was taken by Westerlands’ Sam Alexander and Lochaber’s Stuart Crutchfield who knows the hill well competing for the 3rd year in a row. Once they got through the technical forest section Sam pulled away for the summit and despite a strong descent through the boggy ground Crutchfield could not bridge the gap. Alexander won in a time of 01:16:25 from Crutchfield in 01:17:34. Newbie Alexander describes the route as “lovely and muddy with a great scramble close to the summit”. In 3rd place was Elvin Laugier in 01:19:12. Elvin was on a trip from France and having seen the race video was inspired to enter the race.

In the Women’s race Carnethy’s Angela Mudge’s class shone through. She led comfortably over the summit and finished in a time of 1:27:16. Decorated fell runner Mudge described the route on the Beinn as a “proper hill race”. Northern Irish runner Ciara Largey had a fantastic race to finish in second place with a time of 01:36:12. Lochaber’s Amanda Blackhall finished in third with a time of 01:42:41.

In the fun run, we had some fantastic times. The course record was beaten by 1 second by Strontian Primary’s Mya Carmichael who won in a time of 10:29. Mya beat her 2016 time by 1:37, it seems all her training is paying off. In second place was Parker Dawes of Acharacle Primary in 10:58. In third was Nuala Maxwell of Lowport Primary, Linlithgow in 11:07.

After the race runners and their families enjoyed an amazing spread put on by local charity Ewen’s Room. In the evening, there was a chilli extravaganza for everyone who stayed over. We then enjoyed a fantastic folk session put on by the Resipole Fiddle Fest which was taking place the same weekend where Laig Bay Brewery’s (Eigg) beer was enjoyed! Some took wetsuits and enjoyed swimming in the flat calm of Loch Sunart on the Sunday morning. There was also a group of 5 who went for a Sunday run up Sgurr Dhomhnuill from Ariundle Oakwoods.

All in all, a fantastic weekend!

The success of the race could not be possible without our 30-strong group of volunteers from the local community. We would be nowhere without permission to use the land from Peter and Joke Sinclair. The Resipole Holiday Park provides an amazing venue for the race and we thank campsite managers Karin Schuler and Rory Sinclair for their continued support. We are also eternally grateful to our race sponsor The Real Food Café. With all this support, we have raised a record amount of around £900 which will be split between local mental health and wellbeing charity Ewen’s Room, Active School’s Ardnamurchan, and, Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team.

Look out for entries opening for the 2018 edition of the race which will be an SHR champs counter.

Thanks to The Real Food Café for donating to the prizes

Massive thank you to Sarah Heward of The Real Food Café (TRFC) for donating to the race prizes.
The winning female and male will take home a meal for 2 each at TRFC, a TRFC hoody and a TRFC goody bag including a water bottle and a TRFC SPECIAL cup (entitles you to a free tea/coffee with every meal you have until the end of 2018). The winners will also get a take home trophy, get their name on the Ewen’s room race trophy and win a bottle of whisky courtesy of the distillery in Glenborrodale.
2nd and 3rd will win a goody bag from The Real Food Café along with a couple of bottles of ale.
Age category prize winners will win calendar’s donated by photographer Michael Macgregor, who lives locally, along with a couple of bottles of ale.
And finally there will be a bonus spot prize donated by my Gran, Thanks Jean.